‘New York City: A Shining Mosaic’ review

“New York City: a Shining Mosaic” makes Mike Fitzpatrick think about what New York and the Immigrant have offered one another over the years.

‘The Cure’ by Conal Creedon, Directed by Tim Ruddy.

Mike Fitzpatrick reviews Conal Creedon’s “The Cure,” and finds Mellamphy’s portrayal of John Murphy, a washed-up, broken-down and burnt-out survivor of Cork’s Christian Brothers schools, welcoming natural force, brushing aside any stereotypical ideas we might have of an Irish man who likes a pint.ʼ

Fifteen Years Later

Mike Fitzpatrick recalls 9/111 and where he was, 15 years later.

Legendary Quotes of Irish Wit #83: Honor Molloy

Michael Fitzpatrick quotes one of his favorite lines from author Honor Molloy.

‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Russell Brand.

Mike Fitzpatrick reviews Russell Brand’s documentary “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” shown at the Tribeca Festival, and finds it outrageous and funny social commentary.

“At The Mike Stand” with Mark Geary.

Mike Fitzpatrick interviews rocker Mark Geary and discovers Geary’s inner Count of Monte Cristo.

Signs You’ve An Irish Partner

You know if you’re Irish. Here’s how to tell if your partner is… hint… you know what “manky” means.

Irish Music World Rocked by Claim that Geldof Doesn’t Mind Mondays.

Does Bob Geldof like Mondays after all? Michael Fitzpatrick has a scoop!

Things A NYC Irish Bartender Gets Asked And The Replies He’d Like to Give- And Sometimes Does (Part 1) by Michael Fitzpatrick.

Bartenders get tired of answering the same questions over and over. Michael Fitzpatrick knows that well. Warning: anger/bad language alert.

At The Mike Stand With…..Danny O’Donoghue (The Script)

Michael Fitzpatrick finds out that The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue has a favorite Monkee.

‘The Spirit of Old Dublin’ by Liam Fitzpatrick

What if Jonathan Swift, satirist and patriot, roamed Dublin today? Liam Swift wonders, in this original poem.

Ireland’s 33rd county found?

Cavan truckdriver finds Atlondis, once ruled by handsome Prince Fiachra and his personal assistant, Clive.

Comedy: Mike Fitzpatrick chats with Ardal O’Hanlon

How It’s New York: Ardal O’Hanlon came to town to participate in The Craic Festival, a NYC-based film and comedy festival.How It’s Irish: Ardal O’Hanlon is from Co. Monaghan, and starred in the quintessentially Irish sitcom Father Ted.A few months ago comedian Ardal O’Hanlon, was here in NYC for The Craic Festival. Mike Fitzpatrick talked […]

Film: Michael Fitzpatrick talks to Colm Meaney about Hell on Wheels

Colm Meaney as Railroad Baron Thomas Doc Durant  (AMC) How It’s New York: Michael Fitzpatrick is a Big Apple-based writer for the Irish Examiner.  How It’s Irish: Colm Meaney is one of the most acclaimed Irish actors of his generation.  An earlier version of this article was first published in Irish Examiner USA, November 8, […]